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The Best Way to Track Time in Asana

Sean Collins Sean Collins Last Updated:

Looking to track time in Asana? Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a built-in time tracker.

But it is possible! The trick is to find an intuitive time tracking tool that seamlessly integrates with it.

In this guide, you’ll learn about different Asana time tracking integrations and how best to set up time tracking in Asana in less than 60 seconds. 🏃‍♀️

Let’s go!

The best way to track time in Asana

The only way to track time in Asana is to find a stand-alone time tracking tool that integrates with it.

Head to Google and search ‘Asana time tracking integration’, and you’ll find plenty of suitors.

Screenshot of Google search results for asana time tracking integration

But with nearly 600 time tracking apps, how do you pick the best time tracking software that works with Asana?

Rather than overwhelm you with a list of 600+ employee time tracking apps, here are two ways you can track time in Asana with Toggl Track.

Disclaimer: This is our app. With over 5 million users across 120 countries and 1,500 reviews on G2 alone, we believe we’re one of the best time tracking apps out there. We hope you do, too! 😊

Tracking time in Asana with the Toggl Track web app

This is the first of two ways to track time in Asana with Toggl Track. It shouldn’t take more than 60 seconds to get up and running!

1. Create a free Toggl Track account

Head over to Toggl Track and sign up for your free account.

Screenshot of Toggl Track homepage
Toggl Track

2. Go to the integrations page

Log in to your account and go to the Integrations page in the side menu.

Screenshot of Toggl Track calendar

3. Enable the Asana integration

Scroll down to the list of native integrations and click ‘Get started’ next to Asana.

Screenshot of Toggl Track integration with Asana

Click the ‘Enable’ button.

Screenshot of Toggl Track integration with Asana

4. Log in to your Asana account

Once you’ve clicked enable, you will be asked to log in to your Asana account.

Screenshot of login page Toggl Track integration with Asana

Click ‘Allow’ once you’ve signed in.

Screenshot of login page Toggl Track integration with Asana

Head back to Toggl Track and click on the “Sync Now” button to manually sync users, projects, and tasks to keep your data in Toggl Track up to date.

This will push all of your Asana projects and tasks into Toggl Track.

Screenshot of Toggl Track integration with Asana

5. Start tracking witth Asana

You can then quickly start tracking time on any task within a project right inside Toggl Track.

Tracking time in Asana with the Toggl Track Chrome extension

This is the other way to track time in Asana with Toggl Track.

Toggl Track’s free browser extensions embed a Toggl Track timer into the interface of more than 100 apps, allowing you to track time within the app itself.

With additional features like a pomodoro timer and idle detection, it’s the ultimate tool to maximize productivity and streamline time tracking into your workflow without needing to jump between tools.

Let’s look at how you can start tracking time in Asana with it.

Note: this is the exact step-by-step guide for our Firefox Add-on.

1. Install the Toggl Track chrome extension

Head to the Chrome web store and add the Toggl Track Chrome extension to your browser.

Screenshot of Toggl Track chrome extension page
Toggl Track Chrome extension

Note: you may be asked to log in to your Toggl Track account.

2. Enable the Asana time tracking integration

Click on the Chrome extension in your browser and then click on the settings icon.

Navigate to the ‘Integrations’ page, check the box next to ‘Asana –’ and allow access.

3. Start tracking time in Asana

Head over to your Asana dashboard and hit refresh. You should now notice a small Toggl Track icon next to your tasks in Asana.

Click the icon, and a Toggl Track pop-up will appear.

Your task name will become the time entry description in Toggl Track, and the project will automatically be filled. The example below shows that ‘SEO Campaign’ is the project.

This will start the timer in Toggl Track straight away.

Want to stop the timer for any given task?

You have two options.

The first is to click the Toggl Track icon in your dashboard. This will stop the timer instantly for that task.

Or hit the stop button within the Toggl Track Chrome extension.

The Asana time tracker – Toggl Track

Time tracking is essential for a lot of companies. Toggl Track’s Asana time tracking integration helps you to track project progress, track employee hours, monitor project budgets, and more.

Want to learn more about Toggl Track? Check out our demo video below.

Sean Collins

Sean is a Content Marketer at Toggl. He's been involved in SEO and Content Marketing since 2017. Before working for Toggl, Sean ran SEO at a digital marketing agency—so he's all too familiar with time tracking and project management.

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